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By Cameron Sheppard
WNPA News Service 

Parents defy gathering order, protest 'seXXX ed' bill


Last updated 3/18/2020 at 10:13am

Cameron Sheppard | WNPA News Service

Residents and parents turned out to Olympia last Wednesday to protest Senate Bill 5395, which passed the House and Senate. The measure requires "inclusive" sexual education for children as young as kindergartners.

OLYMPIA - Despite the governor's warning to avoid crowds in the wake of the coronavirus, hundreds of concerned parents and residents converged on the Capitol last Wednesday to protest the passage of a law requiring comprehensive sex education from kindergarten through 12th-grade.

Among the provisions of the so-called "inclusive" law, were mandates to include age-appropriate and medically accurate information on heterosexual intercourse, gay, lesbian and transgender sexual contact, among other alternative lifestyle interactions.

The Informed Parents of Washington organized the protest in an...

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